Brasil 1 – first impressions

So, here I come Brasil.

First time in a little over two years. 34 hours trip, a lot to bring back in memories and luggage. A lot to absorve. A lot to relearn. A lot to achieve. My head full of expectations and hope.

As usual, coming back to my home country is always a mix of feelings, part of me embrace my older home, part of me misses the new home abroad. And, in this mess, I try to make connections, and exist in this ‘inbetweeness’.

My first impressions were regarding things related to my research. Like, how connected everyone is, always on their smartphones and WhatsApp messages and groups. Even my mother, the most non technological person I know, is on WhatsApp all day.

Another observation was how different I feel here in Brazil, comparing to all other countries I lived, especially the latest, Australia. It is like you switch a button or something inside you, or you swap lens, and you see everything under another light.

I decided to take it slow, and give myself a break before anything.

And that’s what I will write about next.

My days in a community surrounded by nature, indigenous peoples and peace.

Author: Patricia Alves

I am travelling, discovering, reinventing myself and meeting incredible people on my way. Here I try to share some inspiring stories about amazing people I meet. Estou viajando, descobrindo, me reinventando e conhecendo pessoas incríveis pelo caminho. Aqui, compartilho um pouco sobre pessoas maravilhosas e inspiradoras que conheço pelo caminho.

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